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Astilleros Argentinos Rio de la Plata S.A. (ASTARSA)

ASTARSA acted as sub-contractor for General Motors Inter-America Corp. Astarsa's main line of business was shipbuilding. Prior to involvement with GM, Astarsa also acted as subcontractor for Werkspoor and Alsthom (1966 thru 1971), in addition to doing major repairs to diesel (and steam) locomotives for the Argentinian State Railways. Company shut down 1994, abandoning some locomotives (new and under repair) on the shop floor. Eventually company declared bankruptcy in 1997 and went out of business. Plant is in process of being sold (2000).

ASTARSA GM Locos

1219101-132 06/76-08/77 G22CU
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 7721-7752

1219301-308 07-10/78 GT22CU
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9721-9728

1219201-215 09/77-08/78 G22CW
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 7901-7915

NOTE: EMD component order numbers for above three groups (32 G22CU, 8 GT22CU, 15 G22CW) are 712790-712854 (55 sets). Which correspond with which model has not been determined.

1219133-176 08/77-09/80 G22CU (EMD o/n 749018)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 7753-7796

1219216-240 11/77-07/78 GT22CU (EMD o/n 749017)
Ferrocarroles Argentinos 7916-7940

1219309-334 12/78-01/80 GT22CU (EMD o/n 749019)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9709-9754

1219401-420 08/80-05/81 GT22CW (EMD o/n 789701)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9026-9045

1410501-517 09/84-12/85 GT22CW (EMD o/n 809707)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9046-9062

1410518-519 12/87,02/88 GT22CW (EMD o/n 809707)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9063-9064

14100520-542 03-12/88 GT22CW-2 (EMD o/n 809707)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9065-9087

14100543-544 03,06/89 GT22CW-2 (EMD o/n 809707)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 9088-9089

91F1AA001 10/90 SW1002 (EMD o/n 909707)
Iron & Steel Corp 661.47 (South Africa)

0001-0003 03/91 G22W-AC (EMD o/n 909721)
Ahwaz Steel #? (Iran)

0004-0006 11/91 G22W-2 (EMD o/n 919700)
Ahwaz Steel #? (Iran)

1958 Renumbering

Following system was used for numbering locos after 1958.

Former railroad names were painted on locos until 1968, then all relettered to "Ferrocarriles Argentinos"

1st digit - horsepower

5 - 601 to 1000 hp
6 - 1001 to 1400 hp
7 - 1401 to 1600 hp
8 - 1601 to 2000 hp
9 - 2001 and up hp
10 - 600 and down hp (causes 5-digit road #)

2nd digit - assignment by former railroad

001-200 - FC General Roca
201-400 - FC General Mitre
401-550 - FC General San Martin
551-700 - FC General Sarmiento
701-930 - FC General Belgrano
931-999 - FC General Urquiza

3rd and 4th digit - individual unit number in series

Example - 5559 = 601-1000hp (GA8W), on Sarmiento Ry, 9th loco of type

In 1991, numbering system for locos in Buenos Aires suburban service was changed to an Alphabetical designation for operator, then the number designating horsepower, then a two-digit unit number. Alpha codes assigned were

A - Roca (now Metropolitano Roca)
B - San Martin (now Metropolitano San Martin)
C - Sarmiento (now TBA Sarmiento)
D - Mitre (now TBA Mitre)
E - Belgrano (Now Ferrovias SAC - Sector North)
F - Belgrano (Now Metropolitano Belgrano - Sector South)
G - Uruquiza (now Metrovias)

Please note - only locomotives in Buenos Aires suburban service have been renumbered. All others still carry four-digit numbers.

DISPOSITIONS - FERROCARRILES ARGENTINOS

Note: ownership of all locos (except those marked "&" was retained by FA until 1993, then transferred at ENABIEF (National Administrator of State Railway Properties), which was renamed ONABE (National Administrator of State Properties) in 12/00, and are LEASED to the private operators.

Locomotives in Buenos Aires local services all leased to FEMESA (Ferrocarril Metropolitanos SA) in 1991, then transferred to Ferrovias, TBA, Trainmet [TMB, TMS, TMR], or Metrovias when these operators took over services 1994-1996.

GA8W

5551-5552 to FEP same #s
5553-5557 to BAP same #s, to ALL same #s
5558-5559 to FEP same #s
5560-5561 to BAP same #s, to ALL same #s
5562 to BAP same #, to FCM same #, to UTE Roggio-Technit (Metrovias) 04 (subway work loco)
5563 to BAP same #, to ALL same #
5564-5565 to FEP same #s

G12W

4501-4525 r# 6551-6575

6551-6562 to TMR A601-A612
6563 (scrapped at ASTARSA)
6564-6575 to TMR A613-A624

GR12W

6576-6578 to FEP same #s
6579 to TMR A625
6580-6581 to NCA same #s
6582-6584 to FEP same #s
6585-6587 to TMR A626-A628
6588-6590 to FEP same #s
6591-6592 to TMR A629-A630
6593 to NCA same #
6594-6595 to FEP same #s
6596-6598 to NCA same #s
6599 r# 6617:2 to NCA same #
6600-6601 to FEP same #s
6602-6604 to NCA same #s
6605 to NCA same # to FR same #
6606-6608 to FEP same #s
6609-6611 to NCA same #s
6612-6613 to FEP same #s
6614-6615 to NCA same #s
6616 to FEP same # (&)
6617 r# 6599:2 to NCA same #
6618 to NCA same #
6619-6620 to FEP same #
6621-6622 to NCA same #
6623 scrapped
6624 to NCA same #
6625 to FEP same #
6626-6627 to NCA same #s
6628 to FEP same #
6629-6630 to NCA same #s
6631 to FEP same #
6632 to NCA same #
6633 to FEP same #
6634 to NCA same #
6635 to FEP same #

G22CU

7701 *
7702-7703 to FBC same #s
7704 scrapped
7705-7711 *
7712 to FBC same #
7713 *
7714 to FBC same #
7715 *
7716 to FBC same #
7717-7721 *
7722 to FBC same #
7723 *
7724-7726 to FBC same #s
7727 *
7728 to FBC same #
7729 *
7730-7732 to FBC same #s
7733-7734 *
7735 to FBC same #
7736 *
7737-7739 to FBC same #s
7740-7743 *
7744 to FBC same #
7745 *
7746-7750 to FBC same #s
7751-7754 *
7755 to FBC same #
7756 *
7757-7761 to FBC same #s
7762 *
7763 to FBC same #
7764 *
7765-7768 to FBC same #s
7769 *
7770-7775 to FBC same #s
7776 *
7777-7796 to Ferrovias E701-E720

G22CW

7901 r# 7601 to TMR A701
7902 to UEPFP same #
7903 to Ferroclub Argentino same #
7904 to FR same #
7905-7907 to FCM same #'s, to ALL same #s
7908 to CP F Urqza same #
7909 r# 7602 to TMR A702
7910 to FR same #
7911 to FR same #, to Metrovias same #
7912 *
7913 r# 7603 to TMR A703
7914-7917 to FCM same #s, to ALL same #s
7918 r# 7604 to TMR A704
7919-7920 *
7921-7923 to FCM same #'s, ALL same #s
7924 r# 7605 to TMR A705
7925 to FCM same#, to ALL same #
7926 to 7606 to TMR A706
7927 *
7928 to UEPFP same #
7929-7930 r# 7607-7608 to TMR A707-A708
7931 *
7932 to CF Urqza same #
7933 r# 7613 to TMR A713
7934-7936 to FCM same #'s, to ALL same #s
7937-7940 r# 7609-7612 to TMR A709-A712

GT22CW (9000s)

9001-9004 to FR, same #s
9005 r# 002 then to CIPF then to TMS A900 (&)
9006-9013 to FR, same #s
9014 to FR same #, to NCA same #
9015-9020 to FR, same #
9021 to FEMED same #
9022 r# 9028:2 then to TMR A901
9023 to TMR A902
9024 r# 9033:2 to SEFEPA same #
9025 r# 9102:2 to NCA same #
9026 to Prov de Tucuman same #, then to NCA same #, then to TUFESA same #
9027 *
9028 r# 9022:2 to NCA same #
9029 r# 9024:2 *
9030 r# 9095:2 to NCA same #
9031 *
9032 r# 9045:2 *
9033 r# 9100:2 to NCA same #
9034 *
9035 to TMR A903
9036 *
9037 to Prov de Tucuman same #, to NCA same #, then r# NCA 9101:2
9038 to TMR A904
9039 r# 9091:2 then 9032:2 to TBA same #
9040 *
9041 to SEFEPA same #
9042 to NCA same #
9043 to UEPFP same #
9044 to TMR A905
9045 r# 9091:2 *
9046-9047 to UEPFP same #'s
9048-9053 to FR same #'s
9054-9055 to UEPFP same #'s
9056-9057 to P. La Pampa same #'s
9058 to FR same #
9059 to UEPFP same #
9060-9061 to FR same #'s
9062-9064 to UEPFP same #'s

GT22CW-2

9065-9069 to UEPFP same #'s
9070 to SEFEPA same #
9071-9072 to UEPFP same #'s
9073 to UEPFP same #, to SEFEPA same #
9074-9085 to UEPFP same #'s
9086 to SEFEPA same #, to FR same #
9087-9089 to UEPFP same #'s

GT22CW (9200s)

9201 r# 9090 *
9202 r# 9091 then 9039:2 *
9203 r# 9092 to TMR A906
9204 r# 9093 to Prov de Tucuman same #, then to NCA same #, then to TUFESA same #
9205 r# 9094 to TMR A907
9206 r# 9095 then 9030:2 *
9207-9210 r# 9096-9099 to NCA same #'s
9211 r# 9100 then 9024:2 then 9029:2 *
9212 scrapped
9213 r# 9101 to NCA same #, then to TUFESA r# 9037:2
9214 r# 9102 then 9025:2 *
9215 r# 9103 to NCA same #

GT22CU

9701 scrapped
9702-9704 to FBC same #'s
9705 scrapped
9706 *
9707 to FBC same #
9708 scrapped
9709 *
9710-9711 to FBC same #'s
9712 *
9713 to FBC same #
9714 *
9715 to FBC same #
9716 scrapped
9717 *
9718-9720 to FBC same #'s
9721 *
9722 scrapped
9723 *
9724-9726 to FBC same #'s
9727-9730 *
9731-9735 to FBC same #'s
9736 *
9737-9738 to FBC same #'s
9739 *
9740 to FBC same #
9741 *
9742 to FBC same #
9743 *
9744-9745 to FBC same #'s
9746 *
9747 to FBC same #
9748 *
9749 to FBC same #
9750 *
9751-9754 to FBC same #

G22CU-2 -- acquired by private operator

MF701-MF705 TMB

GT22CW-2 -- acquired by private operators

A908-A912 TMR (owned by state)
A913-A919 TMS
A920-A922 TMR

Note - locos marked (*) are out of service.

Operators

CIPF -Complejo Industrial Ferroviario Perez (Perez Shops) (1992-93)
FEP - Ferro Expreso Pampeano SA (11/01/91)
BAP - Buenos Aires Pacifico SM (to ALL) (08/26/93)
FCM - Ferrocarril Mesopotamico General Urquiza (to ALL) (10/93)
ALL - America Latina Logistica SA
Metrovias - Metrovias SA (01/01/94) (Passenger)
TMR - Transportes Metropolitano General Roca SA (dba Metropolitano) (01/01/95) (Suburban)
NCA - Nuevo Central Argentino SA (07/02/92)
FR - Ferrosur Roca SA (03/11/93)
FBC - Ferrocarril General Belgrano SA (10/01/93-state owned); to Ferrocarril Belgrano Cargas SA (12/99-rail union owned)
Ferrovias - Ferrovias SAC (04/30/94) (Passenger)
UEPFP - Unidad Ejecutora del Programa Ferroviario Provincial (08/27/93) (Passenger)
CF Urqza - Cooperativa Ferroviaria Urquiza (02/98 - now shut down) (Passenger)
TMS - Transportes Metropolitano General San Martin (dba Metropolitano) (04/01/94) (Suburban)
TMB - Transportes Metropolitano General Belgrano (dba Metropolitano) (05/01/94) (Suburban)
FEMED - Ferrocarriles Mediterraneos SA (10/97) (Passenger)
CBA CENTRAL - Ferrocarril Cordoba Central (12/93) (Tourist Line)
SEFEPA - Servicios Ferroviarios Patagonicos SE (10/16/94) (Passenger)
TUFESA - Tucuman Ferrocarriles SA (10/97 to 03/00) (Passenger)
TBA - Trenes de Buenos Aires SA (05/29/95) (Passenger)
P La Pampa - Provincia de La Pampa (09/93) (Passenger)

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